Golf Pro Among 3 Dead After Shooting at Georgia Country Club, Police Say


According to police, a man driving a pickup truck with two bodies in its bed drove onto a suburban Atlanta club and shot and killed a professional golfer.

Many golf organizations identified him as Gene Siller. He was a golf pro in his 40s. Cobb County Police Department stated that Paul Pierson, who was registered as the owner of the white RAM3500 pickup truck, was one of those victims. The third victim has not been identified as of Sunday evening.

Both men found in the pickup truck’s bed had died of gunshot wounds, the police said.

According to the Cobb County Police Department which is investigating the shooting, the suspect has not been identified or apprehended.

Mr. Siller, who had been serving as director of golf at the country club, was found dead at about 2:21 p.m. on Saturday near the 10th hole of the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga., about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, the police said.

Tweets taken from Kennesaw State University just east the country club show that authorities were on the lookout for the suspect at least from 2:58 to 4:26 p.m.

According to Twitter, the office of emergency management at the university said that the fleeing suspect was “armed & dangerous” and was seen about a mile from the country club around 4 p.m. Saturday.

The university announced that there was no threat to campus at around 5 p.m.

Georgia State Golf Association announced in a statement that they were thinking and praying for Gene Siller’s family. In May, he competed at the Yamaha Atlanta Open.

On Saturday, the Georgia PGA tweeted: “Tragedy struck the Georgia Section PGA with the loss of our Member Gene Siller. Prayers and thoughts to Gene Siller’s family and Pinetree Country Club families. Jim Richerson (the president of Professional Golfers Association) stated in a statement that “PGA of America sends our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to his family, club, as well as the Georgia PGA community.”

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